The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 70 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 47 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 3.13% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.16% 13.24% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £448 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 19
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.90 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £23.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
513 574 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.77% 23.66% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 254 230
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 44
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +21.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 22 £300 +114.28% 1
Bracknell -10 11 £150 -50.00% 2
Newbury +3 4 £325 - 1
Slough -5 1 - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 47 (47.00%) Windows 7
4 43 (43.00%) Microsoft
5 35 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 28 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (28.00%) MS Office
7 22 (22.00%) Citrix
7 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
8 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
10 18 (18.00%) MS Exchange
11 17 (17.00%) ITIL
12 16 (16.00%) DV Cleared
13 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
14 12 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (11.00%) HP
15 11 (11.00%) ISEB
15 11 (11.00%) Migration
16 10 (10.00%) Tivoli
16 10 (10.00%) AIX
16 10 (10.00%) Windows 2000
17 9 (9.00%) SQL
17 9 (9.00%) VPN
17 9 (9.00%) TestDirector
17 9 (9.00%) Cisco
17 9 (9.00%) MSI
17 9 (9.00%) Windows Vista
17 9 (9.00%) SCCM
17 9 (9.00%) SharePoint Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.00%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.00%) IIS
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.00%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.00%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.00%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (28.00%) MS Office
2 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.00%) VPN
3 5 (5.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) LAN
4 4 (4.00%) Internet
4 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.00%) DHCP
5 3 (3.00%) DMZ
5 3 (3.00%) Broadband
6 2 (2.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.00%) LDAP
7 1 (1.00%) VoIP
7 1 (1.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) TestDirector
1 9 (9.00%) MSI
2 8 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.00%) WinRunner
3 3 (3.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.00%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.00%) Law
3 1 (1.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Military
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) French Language
3 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
2 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.00%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Tester
4 7 (7.00%) Tester
5 6 (6.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Applications Tester
8 3 (3.00%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (47.00%) Windows 7
3 28 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 10 (10.00%) AIX
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Vista
6 9 (9.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.00%) Linux
8 7 (7.00%) UNIX
8 7 (7.00%) Windows NT
9 4 (4.00%) Solaris
10 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.00%) CentOS
12 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 11 (11.00%) Migration
3 8 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.00%) Time Management
6 4 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.00%) Facility Management
6 4 (4.00%) OO
6 4 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.00%) Analytics
7 3 (3.00%) Software Distribution
7 3 (3.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.00%) Validation
7 3 (3.00%) Web Analytics
7 3 (3.00%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.00%) Stress Testing
8 2 (2.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) VBScript
2 2 (2.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.00%) ISEB
5 6 (6.00%) MCP
6 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.00%) MCSE
8 3 (3.00%) Degree
9 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.00%) CCA
9 2 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.00%) MCSA
10 1 (1.00%) CCNP
10 1 (1.00%) CCNA
10 1 (1.00%) MCDST
10 1 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
1 2 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 9 (9.00%) SCCM
4 7 (7.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (4.00%) Netcool
5 4 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.00%) SCOM
7 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 43 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Citrix
3 11 (11.00%) HP
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco
5 8 (8.00%) Oracle
6 7 (7.00%) VMware
7 6 (6.00%) IBM
8 5 (5.00%) Veritas
9 4 (4.00%) EMC
9 4 (4.00%) Remedy
9 4 (4.00%) McAfee
9 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.00%) Unica
10 3 (3.00%) Altiris
10 3 (3.00%) CA
10 3 (3.00%) Borland
10 3 (3.00%) Apple
11 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.00%) Lotus
11 2 (2.00%) Sophos
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